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  • Kareem Martin LB - ARI
    • Wed, Jan 17, 4:41pm

      Martin had 24 tackles (18 solo), one sack, one forced fumble and one interception in 16 games for the Cardinals in 2017.

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      Analysis: Martin started 10 games this season, in large part due to starter Markus Golden suffering a torn ACL in Week 4. The 25-year-old set a career high in tackles and will enter 2018 as an unrestricted free agent.

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    • Wed, Jan 17, 4:12pm

      Trufant tallied 41 tackles, one sack, 12 pass breakups, two interceptions, one touchdown and two fumble recoveries across 15 games in 2017.

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      Analysis: Trufant had another excellent season for the Falcons, ultimately finishing as Pro Football Focus' 16th-highest-graded cornerback. However, he again proved to be worth more as a real-life football player than as an IDP asset thanks to his low tackle totals. Considering he hasn't topped 42 tackles in each of the past three years, it's hard to place very much fantasy value on the Washington product in advance of the 2018 campaign, despite his reputation.

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  • Adrian Clayborn DL - ATL
    • Wed, Jan 17, 3:54pm

      Clayborn racked up 21 tackles, 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one touchdown over 16 games in 2017.

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      Analysis: Clayborn smashed his previous career high of 7.5 sacks from his rookie season in 2011 en route to earning Pro Football Focus' eight-highest grade as a pass rusher among 4-3 defensive ends. He arguably had the best IDP performance of the season among all NFL defenders thanks to his Week 10 domination of the Cowboys when Clayborn racked up six sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. However, he wasn't a consistent fantasy option by any means considering he only netted three sacks over his 14 other games and also hasn't topped 22 tackles in any of his three seasons with Atlanta. Altogether, it's likely he'll be overvalued in 2018 drafts and should best be viewed as a middling IDP option among defensive linemen.

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  • Brooks Reed DL - ATL
    • Wed, Jan 17, 3:44pm

      Reed produced 41 tackles and four sacks over 16 games in 2017.

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      Analysis: Reed yet again proved to be a force in run support, ultimately grading out as Pro Football Focus' 10th-highest-graded 4-3 defensive end in that area. However, he's also proving to be a low-floor, low-upside fantasy option due to his modest production in both the sack and tackle departments. Since it's hard to see that changing in 2018, Reed shouldn't be on the fantasy radar in most formats.

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    • Wed, Jan 17, 3:32pm

      Jarrett compiled 55 tackles and four sacks over 16 games for the Falcons in 2017.

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      Analysis: Jarrett took a step forward in his third season, ultimately finishing the year as Pro Football Focus' fourth-best defensive tackle against the run and ninth-highest-graded at his position overall. However, he still wasn't worth much as an IDP asset given his modest statistical production. While he remains under contract with Atlanta for another season, Jarrett is only worth a look in deep fantasy formats in advance of 2018 drafts.

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  • Bernard Reedy WR - NE
    • Wed, Jan 17, 3:08pm

      Reedy signed a contract with the Patriots on Wednesday.

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      Analysis: Reedy played in two regular-season games for the Patriots in December, seeing action primarily on special teams. He was released from the team's practice squad earlier this month, but the placement of Jonathan Jones (undisclosed) on injured reserve opened up a spot for him. He may see some slight special teams duties but is unlikely to have much of a role on offense.

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    • Wed, Jan 17, 2:30pm

      Jones (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

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      Analysis: Jones suffered some sort of injury during the fourth quarter of last week's divisional-round victory over the Titans. A core special-teams player for the Patriots, Jones' spot on the 53-man roster will be taken by return specialist Bernard Reedy.

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    • Wed, Jan 17, 2:23pm

      Fowler (shoulder) is absent from Wednesday's injury report.

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      Analysis: Fowler exited Sunday's victory over the Steelers with an unspecified shoulder injury and wasn't cleared to return. However, his absence from the injury report suggests he isn't dealing with anything severe and puts him on track to suit up for Sunday's AFC championship game in New England.

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    • Wed, Jan 17, 2:20pm

      The Bills signed McCray to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

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      Analysis: McCray is a sixth-year safety who last spent time with Seattle during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He saw some playing time at safety when Kam Chancellor couldn't play but, other than that, has worked almost exclusively as a special-teams player. He's likely competing for a similar role with the Bills.

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    • Wed, Jan 17, 2:18pm

      Fournette (ankle) was listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

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      Analysis: Per Mike DiRocco of ESPN.com, Fournette was not injured after being involved in a minor car accident Tuesday, but his practice participation Wednesday was impacted by an ankle issue that forced the running back to exit this past Sunday's AFC divisional-round contest for a spell. We fully expect Fournette to be available for this weekend's AFC championship, but it remains to be seen if he approaches the contest with an injury designation or ends up being removed from the Jaguars' final injury report of the week come Friday.

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